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will nominate his chief of staff jack lew as the next treasury secretary a little more than two hours from now. connell: joining us now is from the "wall street journal." >> he will be directing economic policy for the president and he's a long-time washington insider. he worked for tip o'neil. he worked for bill clinton. he's worked on the budget for president obama. [talking over each other] >> there is a revolving door there. he did go in 09 and he came out with a lot of money despite the fact that citi bank was limping along and had to be helped out by the government. dagen: when he worked just as one example in the clinton administration he was considered reasonable but not now. why? >> i think the big part of it is how he performed when he worked for president obama in the first term. but it's also i think most people expect him to be very much like an alter ego of the president. he subscribes to the ideas that the president has, that the big problem in this country is not how to create wealth, but how to redistribute it. that's really our challenge. just have to figure out how to get th
, jack lew. jack lew who has one thing in common with president obama's last three presidential nominations, john kerry, chuck hagel and john brennan they are all white males. does the president have a diversity problem? hey, we'll get into that. afterall, he is the first african-american president. but first the latest out in los angeles, here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden continues his talks on gun control today. he's meeting at 2:15 this afternoon with representatives from the video gaming community along with researchers who study the effects of simulated violence on young kids. last night's meeting with the hollywood entertainment industry went relatively well according to representatives at the meeting. they said the industry appreciates being included in the dialogue and looks forward to doing its part in seeking meaningful solutions. it still is not quite clear though what more washington can do to force tv shows and movies to temper the violence. >>> as for yes
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew later today to be the next treasury of the secretary, but if lou is confirmed he might consider sharpening that signature which will pretty much be on all u.s. currency. here it is loopy and arguably unreadable. current treasury secretary tim geithner said he had a similar problem before he took over. here it is before he took the job. and here what it looks like now. he improved his penmanship to make it easier for folks to read. i can't argue. have you seen mine? martha: it deteriorates with every passing year. bill: jack lew that --. martha: well it is the worst flu outbreak in at least a decade and doing a number on people across the country. the virus is reported in 41 states with nine states reporting high or severe levels of flu. boston's mayor says his city is under siege. he is declaring a public health emergency. the state of massachusetts reporting 18 flu-related deaths so far. the hospitals can barely contain all the people pouring into them. >> we're seeing significant rates of hospitalization, much more se
personnel announcements, the president does. secondly, i would say that jack lew, who is the president's chief of staff, has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. >> that was press secretary day carney, punking the white house press corp, and not announcing that the president plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the ver
get away with it. >> the president's can natural takes place. jack lew will be nominated to replace tim geithner. >> and today a team of federal investigators are focusing on why a commuter ferry slammed into a manhattan peer. people were wounded, one critically. >> people were on the ground. >> there's been an explosion in greece claiming the car booming is related to the defense ministry. >> a dozen of killer whales are trapped under sea ice. >> oscar nominations are out, "lincoln" leading with 12. >> barry bonds, roger clemmen, sammy sosa all face accusations of steroid use shut out by the baseball hall of fame. >> off the window to himself! >> turning on the channel right now. >> they clearly don't know the contact. >> all of that matters. >> hillary clinton made the first public comments after off a month dealing with a concussion and blood clot. >> i'm thrilled to be back. >> the president hosted a screening of 1600 penn with send tars who keep embarrassing the white house. as joe biden put it, why is everything looking? >>> welcome to "cbs this mor
for the second term. this afternoon, he'll announce that white house chief of staff, jack lew, is his pick for treasury secretary. that means for the first time in years, all of the premier cabinet positions will be covered by money. jon karl is covering the shuffle in the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. some critics aring le inlooking emerging second-term cabinet and wondering, where are the women? today, jack lew for treasury secretary. earlier this week, chuck hagel for defense. and john brennan for cia. and before that, john kerry for secretary of state. four top appointments since the election. four men. and then, this. "the new york times" published the white house photograph wednesday, showing the president speaking with top advisers in the oval office. ten people visible, all men. and late wednesday, labor secretary, hilda solis announced e's leaving. the third woman in the cabinet heading for the exits. all this prompted "washington post" columnist, ruth marcus, to quip, it's "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy's leaving. >> it's time for
suit. >> i think it's great. >> agree. eight minutes after the hour. and jack lew, what an interesting signature this man has. if jack lew, president obama's nominee for treasury secretary gets the gig this scribble may be on all of your money. lew may have the most illegible signature of all time. look at it. it's nothing but a doodle. like nine loops in a row. >> that is something my 2-year-old would do. >> on treasury secretary. yesterday president obama assured the world that the american dollar is, in fact, safe. >> i had never noticed jack's signature. and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one lett lett letter legible, should he be confirmed as secretary of treasury. >> this is what his signature would actually look like on the dollar bill. that's just awful. >> is it third grade when they focus on your handwriting skills and penmanship? maybe he can sit in on a class. >> the treasury secretary wants to audit your class. >>> nine minutes past the hour. yester
control laws. >>> the president today will nominate his chief of staff jack lew to be treasury secretary. lew used to be his budget director. if confirmed by the senate he'll replace timothy dwight mer. meanwhile labor secretary hilda solis announced yesterday she will be resigning. her replacement has not been chosen yet. >>> officials say a commuter ferry yesterday just had a major overhaul. they don't know if that had any role in the accident that injured dozens of parliamentarians. jim axelrod is at the terminal in lower manhattan. jim? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. we have pictures of the ferry taken just a short while ago, being guided into a dock in atlantic highlands, new jersey, where this investigation will continue. as we say, things back to normal at the dock here, but on wednesday morning the routine took a troubling turn. the crash occurred at 8:45 a.m. as it was docking at pier 11 after a routine crossing of new york bay. >> what it did was hit the right side of the boat on the dock hard, like a bomb. >> reporter: many of the vessel's passengers were waiting. the imp
to nominate jack lew for treasury secretary today, so is this signature coming to a dollar bill near you today? january 10th, 2013. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm in more matt this morning. this case is pretty serious. nine states, health officials reporting a real problem in massachusetts. >> that's right. at least 18 flu related deaths so far. 700 confirmed cases in boston alone. hospitals are overrun with people complaining with flu-like symptoms coast-to-coast. we'll get the latest in a report straight ahead. and carl, after confess iing to all of us, only matt received his flu shot. we're going to do something. we're going to get a flu shot. >> i'm already thinking which arm to roll up. >> roll up that sleeve. i wore short sleeves on purpose. >>> joe biden comes face to face with members of the nra today. at the white house with details. >>> surprising punishments of some distracted drivers involved in deadly crashes are now getting, why are some of these sentences just so light. >> savannah, as you get set to head to the golden
that president obama had plans to nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, for treasury secretary. now, the official announcement will be made at 1:30 p.m. eastern today. if confirmed, lew would succeed timothy geithner, the last member of the original economic team that took office four years ago. that was, of course, you'll remember, at the height of the world economic crisis. dan lothian joins us live at the the white house. boy, did you ever have the news yesterday. you were the first on the air with it. what's the reaction been, though. you know it doesn't take long before the knives comes out. >> reporter: it doesn't. the white house still believing he is the strongest candidate to succeed timothy guieithner. talking about his extensive experience at citigroup and serving in the public sector as the budget chief and with former president bill clinton during a time when they balanced the federal budget. so when you put that together with being around in this administration during a difficult fiscal time and the fiscal challenges with the debt ceiling, he is the right person for th
for a second. john kerry, chuck hagel and now jack lew who could become part of the second term cabinet. the question is, where are the women? gloria borger has thoughts. >> we are here! >> we're next. (dog) larry,larry,larrryyy. why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. . >>> the president's labor secretary announced her resignation yesterday. the same day it just so happened that this photograph appeared on the front of the "new york times." take a look with me. take a long look. all men. so it appears at this fiscal cliff meeting convened by the president. you look closely enough and you can see the leg of white house adviser valerie jarrett. that is valerie jarrett's leg obscured by the man in corduroys. today democrat charlie rangle is quoted as saying it
the one that's got the toughest road, i think there's criticism of jack lew and john brennan, but also i think especially for chuck hagel as secretary of defense. interestingly enough, he was a former republican senator, and i think he thought he'd get bipartisan support. hagel didn't make a lot of friends among republicans because he was well to the left of them on a lot of foreign policy issues. opposed the troop surge in iraq, and opposed get tough measures against iran. a lot of leading republican senators don't like him. and some top democrats who are at least on the fence about him, because he took -- he made a statement about gays that they didn't like several years back. and also he has not been an unquestioned supporter for israel. i think hagel has the toughest road to go. we'll be talking to two key senators about that and the fight over gun control, which is starting to pick up in the capital. kelly ayotte, rising republican star, and senator from connecticut, blumenthal. >> looks like john kerry is the one that might sail through easier than the other two? >> i think kerry w
soon be a new signature on the dollar bill, jacob "jack" lew is said to be the president's pick to replace treasury secretary timothy geithner. that nomination is expected tomorrow. should he be confirmed by the senate, one of lew's first challenges will be dealing with the rapidly approaching debt ceiling. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: assuming he wins senate confirmation, jacob "jack" lew will take over a treasury that is rapidun
of staff jack lew is confirmed to the post. well today, at his nomination, lew admitted to being challenged in penmanship, and the president rubbed it in. >> i'd never noticed jack's signature. and -- and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible. in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. >>> and also tonight, we want you to listen to a song that could save your life or maybe at least the bumper on your car. here it is. ♪ hold me closer tiny dancer ♪ count the headlights on the highway ♪ >> it is, of course, elton john's "tiny dancer." but did you know there is new research out of london tonight that says you may be safer in your car if you play this song while you're driving? apparently the tempo of this song slows the human heartbeat down to 60 beats a minute. so you relax and ease up on the gas pedal. who knew? >>> and if you see something buzzing out there for our "instant index," be sure to tweet it to
chief of staff jack lew to serve as next treasury-secretary. he touted his past work. the budget ran a surplus during his tha time. he is going to replace tim geithner. >> if confirmed i look forward to joining the treasury department whose people are legendary with skill knowledge. >> lew became president obama's chief of staff last year and has a reputation of a tough bargainer but republicans say he has been too unyielding in past negotiations. >> it nearly fell through because of lew's signature. you can see it. that signature would appear on all u.s. paper money if he is confirmed. president obama said he never noticed it at before, he quote, considered rescinding the offer. he says he will try to improve his handwriting. >> do they still teach penmanship? >> sleeping pills that millions of americans use. >> plus, this animal has caused a lot of frantic 911 calls. is it a baby lion or a dog? we'll introduce you to him up next. >> and i'm sandhya patel. skies are clearing out. the chill is moving in. get ready for a freezing cold night. freeze warnings and frost advisories coming
of staff, jack lew, to be treasury secretary. >>> last night, hilda solis resigned shchlt resigned. she is expected to leave her post this month. >>> when you hear the boss, the first person you think of is bruce springsteen. not "time" magazine who have chris christie on their cover. here is how he reported. >> i am reporting "time" magazine to the anti-italian defamation league. look at that thing. come on. >> it makes you look like tony soprano. >> i can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it. >> kristy poking a little fun about his latest turn in the spotlight. jim acosta explains, kristy's blunt style sometimes put the rec can powerhouse at odds with members of his own party. >> from making the rounds on the morning talk shows to landed on the cover of "time" magazine and dubbed the boss, chris christie just might be the next big thing for a republican party that's shrinking in stature. the new jersey governor never seems to be at a loss for words when it comes to giving the gop some straight talk. >> we have lost two elections in a row. we need to be thinking about doi
will be introducing his next treasury secretary, it is jack lew, he's presently the president's chief of staff. you see him on your screen. formerly the president's budget director. he replaces outgoing secretary timothy geithner. another position vacated by hilda solis, who is the labor secretary. >> peter alexander, thank you. now here's carl. >> savannah, thanks. >>> of course, one of the worst shootings last year, the deadly massacre at a colorado movie theater. now a judge decides if the gunman will stand trial. at the courthouse in centennial, colorado, mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carl. if there's going to be an insanity case, there's going to be a mountain of evidence that james holmes spent months planning the attack. a shooting rampage was long in planning, the newly revealed evidence shows. an arsenal for mass murder accumulated in an extraordinary two-month buying spree, mostly online, and ending just days before the massacre. holmes himself telling police after the arrest how he booby trapped his apartment with a dozen bombs, hoping for an explosion to divert police t
and performance. >>> president obama sbre deuced white house chief of staff jack lew as his choice as treasury secretary. the president has been criticized for nominating another white man. we heard comments from new york congressman charlie rangel and new hampshire senator jeanne shaheen. >> it's embarrassing as hell and i kind of think there's no excuse when it's his second term. >> he has places where he could appoint women and i hope he'll take a look and do that. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> all right, so is it all the president's men, as they say for president obama? >> well, right now it looks like it these last three appointments all white males, and this criticism is basically, look, mr. president, you won your election based on the votes of women and minorities so you should respect that in your naming of your cabinet picks. the white house pushes back and says he's only half way through the process, don't judge him so quickly, but if the president's being judged quickly on race and
the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary hilda solis. perhaps the most high-profile woman in the cabinet, secretary of state hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the next announcement to have some women, maybe some minorities to be part of it, to offset this self-inflicted error. >> now white house officials are pushing back against that criticism, noting that there are many women in subcabinet level positions. as for the vice president, he says he will issue his recommendations to the president next tuesday. matt? >> kristin welker at the white house this morning. as always, thank you. >>> the president of the national rifle association joins us live. mr. keane, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> my pleasu
to the president's cabinet. president obama introduced white house chief of staff jack lew yesterday as his choice to be white house secretary treasurer. we heard from two democrats. charlie rangel and gene sheheen. >> it's embarrassing as hell, and i kind of think there's no excuse when it's a second term. >> he had places where he could appoint women, and i hope he'll take a look and do that. >> cbs news political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> all right. so is it all the president's men as they say for president obama? >> well, right now it looks like it. these last three appointments, all white males, and this criticism is, look, mr. president, you won your election based on the votes of women and minorities, so you should respect that in your naming of the cabinet picks. the white house pushes back and says he's only halfway through the process, don't judge him so quickly, yet the judge is being judged quickly on race and gender issues, it may be, in fact, because he taught people how do that. in his campaign there was not a race or ge
of the president's cabinet, the white house chief of staff, jack lew, is going to be nominated to become the next treasury secretary. he would replace timothy geithner. the search is on now for a new labor secretary now that hilda s solis has announced she's stepping down. staying on the job for now is attorney general eric holder. he'll be working with the vice president on those new gun control measures that we heard biden talk about just a few minutes ago. he could leave by the end of the year. the white house also announcing health and man less than 90 minutes. some films are considered to be shoo-ins for nomination. lots of drama, though, in this case. a nischelle turnpike e turner is angeles for us today. >> reporter: the good thing about the academy is they like to zig when other folks zag so there could be five to ten nominations for best picture this morning. conventional wisdom is it's been a really good year for film. there's a little something for everyone. >> i like our chances now. >> reporter: the campaign for best picture is about to get real. and there's no doubt "lincoln" will b
later this week. e expect the current chief of staff, jack lew, to replace outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner. >> hillary clinton is leaving. john kerry coming in. before she goes, she will testify on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: that's right. the white house fully expects that hillary will testify on benghazi before she leaves as secretary of state, doing something republicans have been demanding for a long time. >> jon karl, thanks very much. >>> now, to the fire that broke out on a boeing dreamliner at logan international airport in boston, right after passengers got off that jet. the japan airlines 787 was parked at the gate. no one was injured. but the fire was the latest in a string of incidents for the high-tech new jetliner. abc's jim avila is in washington with the latest. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. few things are as frightening as smoke on an airplane. but fortunately, in this case, the only real damage was done to the reputation of boeing's new dreamliner airplane. firefighters at boston's logan field, dousing smoke
this week after naming scrutiny this week after naming jack jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama. the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to has chosen in the last month tot fill top openings in his cabinei and administration.onve seized critics have seized on this photo that shows the president photo that shows the president surrounded by all male advisors, although t surrounded by all male advisers top aid although the white house says top aidehidden behind the men. in addition, one of the president's two female deputy chiefs of valerie jarrett is hidden behind the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa week. epa jackson is quitting and so is is quitting and so is labor labor secretary hilda solis.s.d perhaps the most high profile woman in the president's perhaps the most high-profile woman in the president's cabinet, secretary of state e ha hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the ls next announcement to have some next announcement to women, maybe some minorities to women, maybe some minorit
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